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Mardi Gras: Parade of Nor.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Celebrations
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by Unknown
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eye 177,211
favorite 12
comment 6
Two unhappy-looking dogs, sporting an American flag, pull a dog cart and its juvenile cargo.
favoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Animals: Dogs, Transportation: Dog carts, Children
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eye 162,759
favorite 65
comment 8
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Earthquakes: San Francisco, 1906, San Francisco: Disasters, Amateur Film
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movies
eye 103,818
favorite 20
comment 4
Activities at the newly opened Beany's drive-through fast food restaurant, Long Beach, California, 1952 or 1953.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: California, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, fast food, restaurants, food, car culture, automobiles,...
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eye 55,247
favorite 70
comment 7
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 47,484
favorite 13
comment 4
Home movie shot at the Jerome (Arkansas) Relocation Center, ca. June 1944. Jerome was the last concentration camp for Japanese Americans to open and the first to close; upon its closing, detainees were transported to nearby Rohwer and camps in other states. This Kodachrome film was shot by an unknown cameraperson and found on eBay. Includes shots of camp civilian and military staff, camp buildings, Japanese Americans incarcerated in the camp, a high-school graduation, young people reading the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Japanese Americans, concentration camps, incarceration, racism, Asian Americans, Arkansas, World...
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eye 44,593
favorite 46
comment 2
Evocative silent Kodachrome compendium of San Francisco scenes just before the U.S. entered World War II, concentrating on aerials, Chinatown, Market Street, and transportation scenes.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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by Weirton Steel Company
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eye 32,988
favorite 30
comment 6
Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
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eye 30,277
favorite 43
comment 13
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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eye 29,411
favorite 34
comment 2
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 27,753
favorite 45
comment 6
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topic: need meta
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eye 27,178
favorite 60
comment 7
Amateur film made in Manhattan, New York City during World War II, showing a Greenwich Village street art exhibition, springtime at Coney Island, and Greenwich Village stilled by a snowstorm.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, New York City: History, Weather: Blizzards
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eye 25,972
favorite 53
comment 7
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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by Unknown
movies
eye 25,833
favorite 9
comment 5
Bohemian Club members relax and line up for a meal at the Bohemian Grove encampment.
favoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco: Bohemian Club, Recreation, Gender roles
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eye 23,613
favorite 26
comment 5
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 23,267
favorite 17
comment 2
Amateur pictures, including aerials and color shot from ground level, of the San Francisco World's Fair on Treasure Island.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, Amateur films
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by Weirton Steel Company
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eye 22,650
favorite 29
comment 3
Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
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eye 21,855
favorite 30
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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by Unknown
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eye 21,205
favorite 72
comment 1
Scenes from the daily life of a Texas farm family.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Agriculture: Farms and farming, Rural America
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by Unknown
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eye 19,356
favorite 19
comment 5
Century of Progress exhibition; New York City scenes.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: Chicago, 1933-34, New York City
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eye 18,284
favorite 29
comment 6
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 17,408
favorite 41
comment 8
Kodachrome home movie of a 1950s family's trailer travels to key U.S. tourist destinations.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Tourism, Travelogues
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by Weirton Steel Company
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eye 17,291
favorite 21
comment 3
Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
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eye 16,758
favorite 29
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 15,413
favorite 35
comment 6
New Orleans festivities as they looked just before World War II.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Celebrations
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by Weirton Steel Company
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eye 14,934
favorite 23
comment 2
Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
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eye 14,626
favorite 10
comment 4
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
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eye 14,129
favorite 13
comment 2
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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movies
eye 14,023
favorite 13
comment 2
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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by Unknown
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eye 13,472
favorite 15
comment 2
Riotous celebrations in San Francisco and Redwood City, California as soldiers, sailors and civilians celebrate the end of World War II.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco: World War II: Postwar, Celebrations, Riots
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eye 12,888
favorite 30
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 12,189
favorite 31
comment 2
Kodachrome home movies from San Francisco's Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-40); views along the coast and highways of California and Oregon.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40, California: Scenics, Oregon: Scenics
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eye 12,143
favorite 20
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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movies
eye 11,846
favorite 12
comment 3
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
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by Unknown
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eye 11,800
favorite 16
comment 5
Pre-World War II San Francisco scenics.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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eye 11,769
favorite 16
comment 5
0629 PA8770 [Parade in New York] 16 Koda orig pix
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: need meta
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eye 11,588
favorite 17
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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movies
eye 11,436
favorite 21
comment 4
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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movies
eye 11,150
favorite 17
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 10,580
favorite 4
comment 7
0697 PA8660 Amateur Film: Navy Initiation at Sea
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
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eye 10,353
favorite 7
comment 3
Excellent amateur footage of Niagara Falls and scenes in Austin, Texas, including the Texas State Capitol building.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Niagara Falls (Canada-U.S.), Water, Austin, Texas
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eye 10,336
favorite 19
comment 2
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 10,151
favorite 17
comment 8
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse. From towards the end of 0692_HM_Ivan_Besse_collection_Britton_South_Dakota_1938-39_Reel_1_12_01_09_00
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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eye 9,659
favorite 27
comment 3
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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movies
eye 9,620
favorite 12
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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by Unknown
movies
eye 9,577
favorite 12
comment 4
Life in the San Francisco Bay Area just after World War II: families stand on the Golden Gate Bridge and watch troops returning on naval vessels; a man spraypaints a car; the China Clippers and other aircraft fly around the Bay; a baby girl plays with blocks; a family picnics.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco: World War II: Postwar, Motion pictures: Amateur, San Francisco Bay Area
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by Unknown
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eye 9,514
favorite 23
comment 4
Views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park and Golden Gate International Exposition.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: California: History and culture, World's Fairs, San Francisco Bay Area
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eye 9,173
favorite 3
comment 1
Home movies documenting a visit to San Francisco and Florida, and perhaps other areas, in the late 1940s-early 1950s.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco, Florida, travel and tourism, home movies
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eye 8,904
favorite 17
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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movies
eye 8,812
favorite 18
comment 1
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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movies
eye 8,787
favorite 22
comment 3
Evocative silent Kodachrome compendium of San Francisco scenes just before the U.S. entered World War II, concentrating on aerials, Chinatown, Market Street, and transportation scenes.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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by Unknown
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eye 8,586
favorite 15
comment 2
Home movie showing travels to key U.S. tourist destinations, mostly by air.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Tourism, Aviation: Commercial
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movies
eye 8,150
favorite 10
comment 3
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 7,959
favorite 19
comment 3
Scenes shot at the "World of Tomorrow."
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 7,780
favorite 11
comment 4
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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movies
eye 7,602
favorite 5
comment 1
Views of the "World of Tomorrow."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40
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movies
eye 7,345
favorite 3
comment 1
To come.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger, South Dakota, Flood, Mountains
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movies
eye 6,965
favorite 12
comment 3
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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movies
eye 6,725
favorite 16
comment 3
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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movies
eye 6,409
favorite 3
comment 5
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
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movies
eye 6,344
favorite 0
comment 3
To come.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
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eye 6,309
favorite 10
comment 4
Home movies shot at Monnier School, Detroit, Michigan, approximately 1947. Sequences include scenes in and around the school and parking lot, art classes, students (including several pairs of twins) in class, teachers in parking lot, teacher slipping as he descends steps and retracing his movements a second time for the camera, and a field trip via bus to the Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: home movies, Detroit, children, schools, teachers, field trips, Diego Rivera, Detroit Institute of...
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eye 6,260
favorite 7
comment 4
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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by Unknown
movies
eye 5,913
favorite 6
comment 1
Views of the "World of Tomorrow."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40
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by Levy Family
movies
eye 5,902
favorite 10
comment 3
Bethlehem in 1933.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: Middle East
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movies
eye 5,725
favorite 10
comment 3
Scenes shot at the "World of Tomorrow."
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Amateur films
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eye 5,655
favorite 7
comment 2
Kodachrome footage of the San Francisco World's Fair, held on Treasure Island.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939
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by Unknown
movies
eye 5,568
favorite 7
comment 0
Views of the "World of Tomorrow."
Topic: World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40
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movies
eye 5,428
favorite 21
comment 2
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies, African American
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movies
eye 5,423
favorite 2
comment 1
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies, St. Paul, Minnesota, Winter Carnival, 1950s
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eye 5,230
favorite 5
comment 2
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse. This is from the beginning of 0693_HM_Ivan_Besse_collection_Britton_South_Dakota_1938-39_Reel_3_10_00_53_00
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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eye 5,226
favorite 6
comment 4
Daily life in a South Dakota town during the Great Depression, shot by Ivan Besse. This is from 0693_HM_Ivan_Besse_collection_Britton_South_Dakota_1938-39_Reel_3_10_00_53_00
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, Home movies, South Dakota: Everyday life
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by Spielvogel (Bert)
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eye 5,024
favorite 12
comment 1
Nighttime action at an outdoor rodeo, shot on a cross-country road trip.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Amateur films, U.S.: West, Rural America
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movies
eye 4,976
favorite 3
comment 1
To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: home movies, prelinger
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movies
eye 4,730
favorite 5
comment 1
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )